7 dead whales in NJ and NY in one month but Murphy doesn’t care (Opinion)
Most of you thought that “liberal progressive" Democrat politicians love whales.
They’re always preaching about the environment and saving animals and their habitat. Even though whales are pretty heavy if you put them on the scale against the alleged fight against climate change.
The religion of climate change wins. But don’t be fooled.
It’s not just a religion. Oh, it may be for the compassionate, faithful voters, but for the politicians, it’s a big business.
They find a cause and then they find some way to monetize it, such as wind farms or solar panels. Then they have a perfect marriage.
Donors contribute to the politicians and in turn the politicians grant the donors the contract. It happens on the state level, on the federal level and it happens on the international level.
Take the case of Gov. Murphy and the dead whales.
Friday, the governor announced the developer is not changing any plans to continue to explore the ocean floor for securing the foundations for wind turbines off the coast.
The deals have been made, the religious faithful are excited and “it’s the right thing to do!"
The problem is that after seven whales have turned up dead on nearby beaches, and countless more may have floated elsewhere or drifted out to sea, people are wondering if these wind turbine foundations are the cause.
The surveyors and contractors have to send sonic booms into the ocean floor to find solid ocean bottoms on which to build. It’s alleged that these sonic booms have damaged the whale population, which relies heavily on sound waves to survive.
We’ll have to see if more dead whales keep washing up to find out how the governor will react. If the dead carcasses abate, then this was just a small price to pay for the future of renewable energy. And he’ll just move on.
Just how environmentally friendly are these turbines? Well, there’s plenty of evidence that they kill birds. Also, their lifespan isn’t that long. And what do you do with these giant blades once they wear out? Well, that’s an environmental hazard in itself. There are wind turbine blade graveyards that are being filled with these things as they wear out.
Makes you wonder if the current technology we're using is like a dog chasing its own tail. No one wants a dirty environment. We all want clean energy. Maybe we’re not there yet.
In the meantime, as long as people cling to their climate change religion and urge politicians to do something, deals will be made to do something. Dead whales, be damned!
Opinions expressed in the post above are those of New Jersey 101.5 talk show host Dennis Malloy only.
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